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New meeting room

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We’ve got a new meeting room! After months of negotiation we’re pleased to announce that Hamwic Speakers will be permanently relocating to the Performance Studio at Tauntons College. This larger space will offer better accommodation for our fast growing club. Members who attended our fifth birthday party had a preview of the room which offers […]

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Your club needs you

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Run by a committee of volunteers, Hamwic Speakers Toastmasters club provides a supportive learning atmosphere to empower members with personal development of leadership and communication skills. The Toastmasters’s committee year runs from 1 July – 30 June, and with less than two months remaining in the current year, elections for our club’s 2014-15 committe will be happening […]

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Public speaking scaring you to death? Try R.I.P!

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The following article was written by Robin Chawner, DTM, and was published in Issue 81 of the Hampshire Independent on 14 March 2014. Robin is an active Toastmaster in multiple clubs across Hampshire, including Hamwic Speakers. His article is published here with his permission. Public speaking scaring you to death? Try R.I.P! In a top ten list […]

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Hamwic Speakers 5th Birthday Party

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Over the past 5 years, Hamwic Speakers, Southampton’s Toastmasters International Club, has helped members of all backgrounds from across the city improve their public speaking and leadership skills. To celebrate the achievements of our members, we hosted a 5th birthday party on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. The meeting was attended […]

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Club Awards Evening 2013

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At our annual awards evening and holiday party in December, Hamwic Speakers celebrated our club members’ accomplishments in 2013. Toastmaster of the Year Nominated and voted for by our club, Diane Chamberlain won the Hamwic Speakers’ 2013 Toastmaster of the Year award. This award recognises outstanding personal achievement and involvement with the club. Diane, who […]

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Speech contests: the bottom line

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On Saturday, 12 October 2013, Hamwic Speakers Robin and Anne represented our club in the Area 46 Humorous and Table Topics Speech contests. They both did a brilliant job and we couldn’t be more proud of them! A learning experience A dedicated and experienced toastmaster, Anne entered the contest because although she has facilitated contests before […]

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Club speech contests huge success

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Hamwic Speakers’ club speech contests on 24th September were a big success thanks to all of the contestants and everyone involved in judging, timing, counting, and organising! Speech contests are a great way to gain experience speaking in a different situation. All of our contestants did an incredible job controlling nerves and delivering first class […]

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Humorous and Table Topic Speech Contests 2013

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Have a great idea for an entertaining speech? Feel like putting your impromptu speaking skills to the test? Hamwic Speakers’ annual Humorous and Table Topic speech contests are happening at our meeting on 24th September. Speech contests are a great way to challenge yourself and gain confidence in your public speaking. Hamwic club winners will go […]